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Ariel Kalma
Open Like a Flute

Ariel Kalma — Open Like a Flute (12 April 2014)

 Ariel Kalma — Open Like a Flute (12 April 2014)
•≈•   Double album of ambient instrumentals to relax, daydream and infuse the brain with cleaning frequencies for the well–being. Location: Paris, France ~~ Australia
Album release: 12 April 2014
Record Label: Black Sweat Records
Duration:     44:00 + 42:26 => 86:26
Tracks:
Disc 1:
1. Pagnifico      17:22
2. Arrival      5:49
3. First Light      5:14
4. Saxman      15:35
Disc 2:
1. Open Like a Flute      10:22
2. Japanese Island      2:25
3. Flute Echo      2:06
4. Puja      2:39
5. Slalom Aleikum      2:02
6. Boreale      4:15
7. Bush Breath      2:27
8. Libra Moon      16:06
℗ 2014 Ariel Kalma
Review
by Paul Gregory
•≈•   Calmness and serenity come pouring through a fabulous record by Ariel Kalma called Open Like A Flute. Reissued from Black Sweat Records, the double LP album will be available tomorrow on March 31st, 2015. The original tracks were composed from 1981 to 1984 and released on tape in two different editions, but this is the first time the album will be available on vinyl complete with a gatefold cover. Ariel Kalma was born in Paris, France, learned how to play the recorder at age 9, and took up the saxophone at 15. He has since branched out in the instruments he plays, and mastered the circular breathing technique he picked up from a snake charmer in India to enhance his playing experience both health–wise and sound–wise. The sounds on this album evoke a deep spiritual sense of harmony, peace, unity, calmness, and oneness. •≈•   http://soundcolourvibration.com/
Credits:
•≈•   Recorded from 1981 to 1984 in Montreal, Paris and Hamburg. This version is a combination of 2 releases under the same name: the original Astral Muse cassette in Canada and the Nightingale cassette from 1984. The important difference is: those cassettes were not sounding so good! For this double LP Ariel converted his ¼” analog tape masters from the 80’s to 24bit digital tracks! Because of those older tapes you occasionally will hear some sound artifacts which Ariel decided to leave in as taking them out would hinder some frequencies… and Ariel likes strange, trance–inducing frequencies a lot! Listen loudly to ‘Flute Echo’ and you will experience the ‘mind cleanse’ effect!
Released: 12 April 2014
Ariel Kalma: Flutes, electric piano, drums, organ, synthesizer, jaw harp, voice, bells,
harmonium, soprano sax , effects, mix
Original art: Rupananda (Canada) 2014 art: Ariel Kalma
•≈•   Merci a Raoul Duguay pour son amitie et son studio de son au Quebec.
•≈•   Anadi Martel fut un tres bon ami durant ces mois a Montreal…
•≈•   Merci aussi a Jacques Darnis de France pour son aide technique et support moral !
REVIEW
•≈•   Originally composed between 1981 and 1984 and initially appeared only on tape in two different editions, the proposed material from Kalma for this work confirms his pantheistic vision of the ethnic sound that had already emerged in 1978 with the masterpiece Osmose.
•≈•   The deep consciousness of the compositional techniques of Indian ragas it’s mixed here with embroidered electronic textures on which flute and sax explore the most secret archetypal elements of nature. In this way Kalma offers to the listener a personal idea of sacred music with luminous and oneirics tones but always dialoguing with a highest cosmic conception of things. With a clever use of effects, harmonium, delays and exotic percussions Kalma becomes the creator of soundscapes from the endless myriad shades. Such a fusion of western avant–garde and eastern traditione approaches the frech musicien to other big names of the international panorama as Popol Vuh, Angus Mclise or Laszlo Hortobagy. The master comes from original 1/4’’ analog tape from the 80’s.
•≈•   Music is in my blood. I love to mix various instruments and elements of different cultures in my compositions. For me music is a language without boundaries, a meeting of souls, melodies and rhythms.
Discography:
•≈•   Le Temps des Moissons   (LP 1975, CD re–issue in 2008)
•≈•   Osmose   (LP 1978, CD re–issue in 2007)
•≈•   Interfrequence   (Library LP 1979)
•≈•   Music for Dream and Love   (cassette 1980, CD re–issue in 2006)
•≈•   Chansons d'Esprit   (recording 1982, CD 2006)
•≈•   Endless Breath   (recording 1982, CD 2007)
•≈•   Open Like a Flute   (cassette 1983)
•≈•   Rainbow   (cassette 1985)
•≈•   Moonlight   (cassette 1985)
•≈•   Serenity   (cassette 1987, CD re–issue in 2008)
•≈•   Flute for the Soul   (1994, CD re–issue in 2006)
•≈•   Flowing Dreams   (recording 1990, CD 2006)
•≈•   My sax, my love   (CD Gourmet Sax 1995, CD re–issue in 2006)
•≈•   Spirit Dancer   (CD 2007)
•≈•   Chillout India (CD 2008)
•≈•   Osmose 2   (2009)
•≈•   Lazy Lizard   (CD 2009)
•≈•   Galactica Electronica   (CD 2012)
•≈•   Yo Yo Homme Nouveau   (digital 2013)Adress:
Ariel Kalma
6 Durrumbul Road
Main Arm, NSW 2482
AUSTRALIA
Biography:
•≈•   Ariel Kalma is inspired by rhythms, melodies and grooves from various cultures, ambient atmospheres, modal music, native instruments and nature. Ariel likes to experiment with music: mix traditional sounds with modern arrangements, use electronica and special effects, play circular breathing on winds and didgeridoo, create original sounds from synthesizers. Ariel blends styles of music to produce original compositions with flavours of his own. His songs touch deep feelings of the search for simple truth in a metaphorical poetry.
•≈•   During his study of Electronics, Computer Science, Music and Art at Paris University, Ariel Kalma was also performing with several bands and touring the world, visiting Asia, Africa, Japan, Canada and Europe, always listening to, sometimes playing with, the music and the people: different scales, colours of sound, timing and rhythms.
•≈•   Ariel KalmaOver 3 decades, Ariel Kalma published a number of vinyl LP's, cassettes, and CD's. His compositions have been used for modern dance–theatre, films, advertising, musical poetry, relaxation and spa music, guided meditations, compilations, transformational groups. Ariel Kalma has also played on many albums in France - even throughout Europe, the US and recently Australia, where he lives.
•≈•   In the year 2000 Ariel created his own world–fusion compilation label: Music Mosaic.
Website: http://www.ariel-kalma.com/open-flute.html
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Open Like a Flute

 

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